Friday, 28 October 2011

Call For Entries: Advent Exhibition

The Holy Biscuit in Newcastle upon Tyne seeks art in two and three dimensions, for upcoming exhibitions in Wooler and at The Holy Biscuit art space, in the month of December, exploring the themes of Advent.

Advent is a season of expectation and preparation. For the Faithful, it is to commemorate the coming of the Messiah and the anticipation of His return. For the Western consumer it is the beginning of the hustle and bustle of the festive season. For some it is both. For some it is neither.

Submission Fee: £5
Gallery Commission: 30%
Submission Deadline: Friday, November 25, 2011
Provisional Exhibition Preview: Thursday, December 1, 2011

Please do not hesitate to contact us through any of our various means of social media outlets, if you are interested in particpiating in the exhibition, or if you have any questions.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Turner Prize + Hilary Lloyd

Saturday, November 26, the Holy Biscuit Community and Morphe Arts will come together for an arts day in Newcastle, surrounding two significant exhibitions: the Turner Prize at the BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art and the Young Artists of the Year Award, held at the Biscuit Factory/THB.

At 2:00pm, we will listen to a lecture by video artist, Hilary Lloyd at the BALTIC, the last in a series of lectures by the four short-listed candidates (Lloyd, Karla Black, Martin Boyce, and George Shaw).

Lloyd was nominated for the Prize for her January exhibition at London's acclaimed Raven Row, an exhibition three years in the making, where each of her five video works occupied its own room in the gallery.

Lloyd was born in Halifax, Yorkshire in 1964, and currently lives and works in London. She studied Fine Art at Newcastle Polytechnic, now Northumbria University, and graduated in 1987. She (presumably) returns to Newcastle, as opening festivities for the Turner Prize Exhibition begin this week.


Papergirl Newcastle + Novel Magazine

Papergirl Newcastle from Krishna Muthurangu on Vimeo.

The team at Novel Magazine recently produced a video documenting Papergirl Newcastle's debut.

The project launched on August 11th with an exhibition at Settle Down Cafe. The project included over 400 works created by roughly 70-80 artists. After a two-week exhibition period, all of the work was freely distributed to Newcastle-pedestrians by a local team of papergirls and paperboys.

Papergirl, which began in Berlin in 2006, was birthed out of a desire to make art more accessible to the public. Art student, Aisha Ronniger, along with her peers, were brainstorming new ways of making art available to larger audiences, in response to Berlin's crackdown on pasting posters in public spaces, equating the act to graffiti and vandalism. The idea of distributing art to the masses via bicycle, à la American paperboys, came up and thus began Papergirl.

For over five years, the project has encouraged important discussions on art: its commodification, transformative power, and accessibility. The project has gone international, to cities like Cape Town, Bucharest, Sao Paolo, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, and New York. 
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